questionswhat methods do you use to turn deals into cash?

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I thought this is illegal. Even if it is, I'm still interested.

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@catbertthegreat: I hadn't actually read it until now. The ideas proposed are at least unethical, and depending on their execution, may be considered fraudulent or worse. Hopefully the original poster was attempting to be humorous.

IANAL

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@shrdlu: I agree. These ideas are not the best ideas, but is returning goods to a store that gives you store credit that unethical. Say you buy something online for $20 and its worth $100 at the store. You get a $100 gift card to spend there and they get to sell the product for $100. The store you returned it to has not lost anything, the store you bought it from sold it to you for the lower price in the first place and you are spending that money in the store anyways, they still are "keeping" the money.

We are walking a fine line for sure and as the question states we are not technically turning our deals into cash just alternative products.

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@quarlesr: It is not a fine line. What you propose is unethical. QED

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@quarlesr: Actually the store does not resell it, unless you go to Fry's Electronics, it often goes back to the manufacturer where they get back what they paid the manufacturer, so if the thing is worth $100 and they paid $50 for it, they end up out $50 dollar because of you.

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@catbertthegreat: Really? Well I reverse my opinion this would be unethical.

When I worked in retail and we got NEW product returned it was put back on the shelf but if this is the current practice then i will stick to the e-bay option.